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The importance of doing nothing

“I feel like I’m in Jail,” mutters my daughter. She can’t even grumble aloud, because even that is forbidden during jail-sentence. I’m taken aback and offended, when I am told this by...

Humour in Parenting

(This blog is an excerpt from Ramen’s book Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm) “Humour,” says Edward deBono, who coined the term lateral thinking, “is by far the most significant behaviour...

Depression in Teenagers

Depression among children and adolescents is a reality. However, unfortunately, most of the times when a teenager is showing signs of depression, we as parents, teachers and adults, just put it down...

Dealing with Childhood Obesity

I come from a place where the only way to demonstrate love was through food. My mother never hugged us or said ‘I love you’ or tucked us into bed with a story and a goodnight kiss. My mother...

Teens and their relationships

Teenage or adolescence is an age marked by not only rampant hormonal and physical changes but also by intense emotional upheavals. The way a parent deals with their children in their teens can make...

The Masti Quotient – The importance of Joy in parent-child interactions

You have heard of IQ, EQ and now even PQ. Let me share with you on another equally important quotient – MQ or Masti Quotient. I know, I know, you proabably think I have lost my marbles – Why...

Some Remedies and Pain Relievers for Exam Fever

When exam time rolls around, children are under immense pressure. Whether it’s worrying about outcomes that impact their future or meeting expectations (their own or of others), it can be very...

Lunch Box Dilemmas Solved

  Which parent does not have this pet peeve- “My daughter never finishes her snack/ lunch box! Every morning I rack my brains to conjure up something that is tasty and nutritious and will...

Inculcating Good Study Habits

A pet peeve of many parents is getting their child to study! As parents, we are ready to make compromises on almost everything else, but not on encouraging our children to give their 100% to...

Getting Children to Do Chores

Getting children to help out with household chores is a chore in itself! Ever get so tired of nagging them that you are sorely tempted to just let them be and complete the chores yourself? That seems...